The Motoristic logo; a kart wheel and tyre loosely following GNOME human interface guidelines


Let’s make a racing game!

Motoristic is a community project with one goal: to create a free software sim racing game.

We want to faithfully emulate the experience of real-life circuit racing. Be it formula, touring car, sports car, endurance or kart racing, if it involves 4 wheels, a track and a chequered flag, we want to simulate it!

Anyone can can get involved, with the code and content licensed under the AGPL.


We do not have a playable game yet - and progress is likely to be slow for the forseeable future.

We are currently:

To see recent progress, check our activity page.

Feature wishlist

We want to create:

We don’t want to:

We need your help

We are looking for people with all kinds of skills who are interested to help out on the project. If any of this sounds interesting to you, come say hi!

Example ways you can help are:

How to get involved

To download and install the game, follow our quickstart guide. This also has links to further documentation.

To make suggestions, contributions, or just to reach out, use the following links:


Question not answered here? Send us a message!

Where are the binaries?

We don’t have binaries available yet, as the game is not in a playable state! Once we have something (no matter how basic) to play, we plan to release tarballs, AppImages and Flatpaks, as well as Arch, Debian and Fedora packages.

Why use three programming languages in one project?

Using three languages understandably seems overcomplicated. However, we think it makes sense, as each language is used for distinct parts of the codebase with different purposes:

These choices (and their alternatives) are discussed in greater depth here.

Are there other free software racing games?

Yes - here are some games that have a similar focus on realism / simulation:

All are currently much further on in development than Motoristic, so if you are looking for a ready-to-play game, it might be worth checking them out.

If you know of any others to add, please let us know.